100 sample questions on The Registration Act, 1908 for Kerala Judiciary Examination (preliminary)

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100 sample questions on The Registration Act, 1908 for Kerala Judiciary Examination (preliminary)

1. In the Registration Act immovable property has been defined

(a) under section 2(7)

(b) under section 2(9)

(c) under section 2(6)

(d) under section 2(10).

2. Which is not an immovable property under the Registration Act

(a) hereditary allowances

(b) lights

(c) fisheries

(d) none of the above.

3. 'Immovable property' has been defined in

(a) The Registration Act, 1908

(b) The Transfer of Property Act, 1882

(c) The General Clauses Act, 1897

(d) all the above.

4. A growing tree, drawing substance from the soil, is

(a) a movable property

(b) an immovable property

(c) either (a) or (b)

(d) none of the above.

5. 'A profits a prendre' - an incorporeal right, a right to take something of another person's land is

(a) an immovable property

(b) not an immovable property

(c) a movable property

(d) either (b) or (c).

6. A right to pluck fruits, carry away & appropriate is

(a) an immovable property

(b) not an immovable property

(c) a movable property

(d) either (b) or (c).

7. Which of the following is an immovable property

(a) to take out sand

(b) to extract granite from mines

(c) to take manganese ore from the soil

(d) all the above.

8. 'Lease' has been defined in

(a) The Registration Act, 1908

(b) The Transfer of Property Act, 1882

(c) The General Clauses Act, 1897

(d) only in (a) & (b).

9. Section 17 of the Registration Act provides for

(a) documents which are not at all registrable

(b) documents which are compulsorily registrable

(c) documents the registration of which is optional

(d) both (a) & (c).

10. A Muslim gift deed is

(a) compulsorily registrable

(b) not compulsorily registrable

(c) optionally registrable

(d) only (b) & (c).

11. A gift of a debt secured by a mortgage of immovable property

(a) is a gift of immovable property

(b) is not a gift of immovable property

(c) is a gift of movable property

(d) both (b) & (c).

12. Gift in lieu of dower is

(a) compulsorily registrable

(b) not compulsorily registrable

(c) optionally registrable

(d) both (b) & (c).

13. Which of the following is compulsorily registrable

(a) gift in lieu of dower

(b) Hiba-bil-iwaz

(c) both (a) & (b)

(d) neither (a) nor (b).

14. A non-testamentary document is one

(a) which is intended to take effect or be operative immediately on its execution

(b) which is final

(c) which is irrevocable

all the above.

15. The words 'purport or operate' in section 17(l)(b), refers to

(a) the ultimate consequences of the instrument

(b) immediate intention of the instrument

(c) collateral effects of the instrument

(d) all the above.

16. Which of the following documents has the effect of a definite change of legal relation to a property

(a) a document executed by the parties within an hour of the alleged completed oral partition which starts with the recitals of details in the past tense but concludes in the present tense and describes itself as a partition deed

(b) A document as a result of which immovable property standing in the names of the parties in certain shares, is to stand in their names but in different shares

(c) A document recitals of which declare the existence of a given state of affairs

(d) both (a) & (b).

17. In case of mortgage by deposit of title deeds

(a) a letter stating that the deeds are to be held as security for antecedent debt, is compulsorily registrable

(b) an agreement executed for repayment of the mortgage dues & payment of dues thereon, is compulsorily registrable

(c) a letter not mentioning the details of the title/deeds nor mentioning the principal amount or interest thereon, is compulsorily registrable

(d) only (a) & (b).

18. Which of the following require compulsory registration under section 17(l)(b)

(a) an agreement by which the mortgagor agrees to pay or the mortgagee agrees to accept interest at a rate, different than the one fixed by the registered mortgage deed

(b) an agreement by which the period of redemption fixed by the mortgage deed is reduced or enhanced

(c) an agreement to accept on redemption smaller amount than what is due under a registered mortgage deed

(d) all the above.

19. The records made by the Panchas about the division of properties

(a) is not compulsorily registrable

(b) optionally registrable

(c) compulsorily registrable

(d) both (a) & (c).

20. Section 17(l)(d) of the Registration Act applies to

(a) a lease for any term exceeding one year

(b) a lease from year to year

(c) a lease reserving a yearly rent

(d) all the above.

21. The lease covered under Section 17(l)(d) is

(a) not compulsorily registrable

(b) registration of such a lease is optional

(c) compulsorily registrable

(d) either (a) or (b).

22. Section 17(2) of the Registration Act carves out an exception to

(a) section 17(l)(a)

(b) section 17(l)(b)

(c) section 17(l)(d)

(d) all the above.

23. Exceptions under section 17(2) of the Registration Act relate to

(a) section 17(l)(b)

(b) section 17(l)(c)

(c) both section 17(l)(b) and section

(d) neither (a) nor (b).

24. The documents registration of which is optional have been dealt in

(a) section 16

(b) section 17

(c) section 18

(d) section 19.

25. A registering officer may refuse the registration of the documents

(a) which are in a language not understood by the registering officer & not commonly used

(b) which contain interlineations, blanks, erasures or alterations

(c) both (a) & (b)

(d) neither (a) nor (b).

26. Section 21 of the Registration Act applies to

(a) non-testamentary documents relating to immovable property

(b) non-testamentary documents relating to movable property

(c) testamentary documents relating to movable property

(d) testamentary documents relating to 34 immovable property.

27. The provisions of section 21 of the Registration Act are

(a) directory in nature

(b) positive & imperative in nature

(c) discretionary in nature

(d) either (a) or (c). 35.

28. The time for presentation of document for registration has been provided in

(a) section 22

(b) section 23

(c) section 24

(d) section 25.

29. Section 23 provides the time for presentation of document for registration, before the proper officer, of

(a) four months from the date of execution

(b) two months from the date of execution

(c) three months from the date of execution

(d) six months from the date of execution. 37.

30. Delay in presentation of a document for registration can be condoned upto

(a) two months

(b) four months

(c) six months

(d) one month. 38.

31. Which section of the Registration Act provides for condonation of delay in presentation of document for registration

(a) section 23A

(b) section 24

(c) section 25

(d) section 26.

32. Under section 25 of the Registration Act,

who has the power to condone the delay in presentation of document

(a) Registrar only

(b) Sub-registrar only

(c) both Registrar & Sub-registrar

(d) either Registrar or Sub-registrar.

33. Registration of a document presented after the expiry of total period prescribed in Part- IV of the Act is

(a) valid

(b) invalid

(c) voidable

(d) void.

34. A document can be presented for registration beyond the period of 4 months of its execution

(a) as a matter of right

(b) owing to urgent necessity

(c) owing to unavoidable accident

(d) only if (b) & (c) are present.

35. Where there are several persons executing a document at different times, such document can be presented for registration within four months from

(a) the first execution

(b) each execution

(c) the last execution

(d) any of the above.

36. A document executed out of India can be registered if presented within

(a) two months of its arrival in India

(b) four months of its arrival in India

(c) one month of its arrival in India

(d) six months of its arrival in India.

37. Will can be presented for registration within

(a) four months of its execution

(b) six months of its execution

(c) at any time

(d) two months of its execution.

38. Non-compliance of the provisions of Section 19 of Registration Act is

(a) an error of jurisdiction not curable under section 87

(b) a defect of procedure & is curable under section 87

(c) an error in exercise of jurisdiction curable under section 87

(d) both (b) & (c).

39. An authority to adopt is

(a) not compulsorily registrable

(b) compulsorily registrable

(c) registration is optional

(d) both (a) & (c).

40. A deed of adoption requires

(a) compulsory registration

(b) optional registration

(c) no registration

(d) either (b) or (c).

41. A document relating to land can be presented for registration in the office of a Sub-registrar within whose sub-district

(a) the whole of the property to which the document relates is situate

(b) some portion of the property is situate

(c) the whole or some portion of the property is situate

(d) no part of the property is situate.

42. A document relating to land, registered at a place where no part of the property is situate, the registration is

(a) void ab initio

(b) void only if parties in collusion with each other, committed fraud on the registering authority

(c) voidable & may be set aside within the period of limitations

(d) either (b) or (c).

43. A document other than the one relating to land, can be presented for registration in the office of Sub-registrar within whose sub- district

(a) the document was executed

(b) the document was delivered to the person in whose favour the same stands executed

(c) both (a) and (b)

(d) either (a) or (b).

44. A Registrar

(a) can receive & register any document which might be registered by any Sub- registrar subordinate to him

(b) can receive & register any document which might be registered by any Sub- registrar not subordinate to him

(c) can receive & register any document which might be registered by any other Registrar

(d) none of the above.

45. A document, registration of which has been refused by the Sub-registrar of a sub-district

(a) can be received & registered by a sub- registrar of another sub-district within the same district

(b) can be received & registered by a sub- registrar of another sub-district in another district

(c) can be received & registered by the registrar of the district of whose sub-

district, the Sub-registrar has refused registration (d) can be received & registered by the registrar of another district.

46. Which of the following is correct

(a) a registrar only can receive a document at the residence of a person desiring to present the document for registration

(b) a Sub-registrar only of the concerned sub-district can receive the document at the residence

(c) both (a) & (b)

(d) either (a) or (b).

47. Registrar can accept the documents for registration at the residence of the person

(a) ordinarily

(b) under special circumstances only

(c) both (a) & (b)

(d) either (a) or (b).

48. Under section 32 a document for registration can be presented

(a) by the person executing the document

(b) by the representative of the executor

(c) by the agent of the executor authorised through a valid power of attorney

(d) any of the above.

49. Registration of a document, presented by a person who is not a proper person within the meaning of Section 32 is

(a) void

(b) voidable

(c) invalid

(d) valid.

50. A document, registered without being presented by a proper person under section 23 A

(a) can not be re-registered

(b) can be re-registered if presented by a proper person

(c) can be re-registered even if re­presented again by not a proper person

(d) none of the above.

51. The presentation of document for re- registration by the proper person should be

(a) within one year of becoming aware of the invalidity of registration

(b) within four months of becoming aware of the invalidity of registration

(c) within three years of becoming aware of the invalidity of registration

(d) within one month of becoming aware of the invalidity of registration.

52. On re-registration, the registration shall be effective

(a) from the date of original registration

(b) from the date of presentation for re- registration

(c) from the date of re-registration

(d) from the date which the Registrar fixes.

53. Section 40 of the Registration Act refers to

(a) documents which are irrevocable and have the binding effect

(b) documents which can be revoked at any moment and have no binding effect even after the death of the executant

(c) documents which can be revoked at any moment and have no binding effect till the death of the executant

(d) both (a) & (c).

54. The doctrine of 'relation back' in the Registration Act is contained in

(a) section 42

(b) section 47

(c) section 48

(d) section 50.

55. The 'rule of precedence' amongst the various registered documents relating to the same property is contained in

(a) section 42

(b) section 46

(c) section 47

(d) section 48.

56. Under the Registration Act, a registered document operates

(a) from the date of its registration

(b) from the date of its execution

(c) from the date as given for the operation of the document, in the document

(d) either of the aforesaid date.

57. The object of section 47 is

(a) to decide which of the two or more registered instruments in respect of the same property is to have effect

(b) to decide which of the two-a registered document and dual agreement, in respect of the same property is to have effect

(c) to decide which of the two - a registered instrument and an

unregistered instrument - in respect of the same property is to have effect (d) all the above.

58. 'X' executed a sale deed in favour of 'Y' on 1-1-2002. Subsequently on 10-1-2002, 'X' executed a sale deed in respect of the same property in favour of 'Z'. Thereafter the sale deed in favour of 'Z' executed on 10-1-2002 was registered on 20-1-2002. Whereas the sale deed in favour of 'Y was registered on 30-1-2002.

In the said case, by virtue of section 47

(a) the sale deed executed in favour of 'Y' on 1-1-2002 & registered on 30.1.2002 shall have precedence & confer title on 'Y'

(b) the sale deed executed in favour of 'Z' on 10-1-2002 & registered on 20-1-2002 shall have precedence & confer title on 'Z'

(c) both the sale deeds shall be void

(d) the sale deeds in favour of 'Y' & 'Z' shall remain valid to the extent of 50% of the property.

59. 'X' a Muslim executes a deed of gift on 1-1- 2002 of his property to 'Y', but delivery of possession is not given. Later, on 10-1-2002 executed another gift deed in favour of 'Z' which was accompanied by delivery of possession to 'Z'. The gift deeds in favour of 'Y' & 'Z' were registered on 30-1-2002 & 20-1-2002 respectively.

In these facts,

(a) the gift deed executed in favour of 'Y' on 1-1-2002 & registered on 30-1-2002 shall have precedence even if possession was not delivered to 'Y' & gift was not complete

(b) the gift deed executed in favour of 'Z' on 10-1-2002 & registered on 20-1-2002 shall have precedence as possession was delivered to 'Z' as the gift was complete under Muslim law

(c) both the gift deeds shall be void

(d) none of the above.

60. Section 48 of the Registration Act

(a) protects oral agreement accompanied with delivery of possession against the rule of priority

(b) protects oral agreement unaccompanied with delivery of possession against the rule of priority

(c) neither (a) nor (b)

(d) both (a) and (b).

61. Section 48 of the Registration Act gives

(a) precedence to the registered document over oral agreement unaccompanied with delivery of possession

(b) precedence to the registered document over oral agreement accompanied with delivery of possession

(c) neither (a) nor (b)

(d) either (a) or (b).

62. Under section 50 of the Registration Act

(a) a registered document relating to a property stands on the same footing as an unregistered document relating to the same property

(b) a registered document relating to a property takes precedence over the unregistered document relating to the same property

(c) an unregistered document relating to a property taken precedence over the registered document over the same property

(d) none of the above.

63. By virtue of section 49, an unregistered authority to adopt

(a) confers power to adopt

(b) does not confer the power to adopt

(c) neither (a) nor (b)

(d) either (a) or (b).

64. An unregistered document affecting immovable property

(a) shall not affect any immovable property comprised therein

(b) is inadmissible in evidence

(c) both (a) & (b)

(d) either (a) or (b).

65. An unregistered document can be admitted in evidence as regards an existence of contract in a

(a) suit for possession

(b) suit for injunction

(c) suit for specific performance

(d) all the above.

66. An unregistered document can be admitted in evidence, as evidence of

(a) part performance of contract for the purposes of section 53A, Transfer of Property Act

(b) collateral transaction/facts

(c) both (a) & (b)

(d) neither (a) nor (b).

67. Which of the following is not a collateral purpose

(a) nature & character of possession

(b) purpose of lease

(c) consent of sub-let

(d) none of the above.

68. A deed purporting to bestow residence in the house and food from the rent of the house is a

(a) declaration of what his interest in the house to be in future and thus requires compulsory registration under section 17

(b) declaration of an existing right of a person in respect of that house and thus does not require registration compulsorily under section 17

(c) a document the registration of which is optional

(d) either (b) or (c).

69. A document in writing agreeing to separate a coparcenary property but without effecting any division as such

(a) is required to be compulsorily registrable

(b) is not required to be compulsorily registrable

(c) registration is optional

(d) either (a) or (c).

70. Which of the following is not compulsorily registrable

(a) partition list recording what had already happened

(b) chittas which are memorandum containing the list of shares which each of the parties got at the time of partition, duly signed by the parties in order to authenticate the list

(c) A family arrangement recorded in writing, as a record of what has been agreed upon in order that they are not lazy notions about it in future

(d) all the above.

71. A family settlement reduced in writing for the purpose of using as proof of what they had arranged & when the arrangement is brought by the document, as such

(a) it is a document of title declaring for future what rights and in what properties the parties possess, requiring compulsory registration

(b) it is a document amounting to memorandum of what had been agreed to between the parties, not requiring compulsory registration

(c) it is a record of an arrangement arrived at between the parties regarding the manners in which the properties have to be dealt with, not requiring compulsory registration

(d) either (b) or (c).

72. When the parties set up competing titles to the property and the differences are resolved by a compromise which is recorded in writing

(a) the written compromise amounts to a document whereby one party is deriving title from the other requiring compulsory registration under section 17

(b) the written compromise amounts to a document whereby one party is not deriving title from the other not requiring compulsory registration under section 17

(c) the written compromise amounts to a document whereby interest is created or declared by the document for the first time requiring compulsory registration under section 17

(d) either (a) or (c).

73. Which of the following documents do not cause any change in the legal relationship to the property

(a) a deed of adoption despite the fact that

as consequences of adoption, the adopted son may become entitled to immovable property under Hindu law

(b) a document stating that the house, which is the absolute property of 'A' shall be enjoyed by 'A' with powers of

gift & sale

(c) award on mortgage declaring amount due and stating that on default property might be sold

(d) all the above.

74. The share of a partner in the partnership property which includes movable and immovable assets, for the purposes of the Indian Registration Act, 1908, is

(a) a movable property

(b) an immovable property

(c) a movable property in respect of movable assets and an immovable property in respect of immovable assets

(d) either (b) or (c).

75. The transfer of his interest by a partner in the partnership assets, to a third party, is

(a) an immovable property requiring compulsory registration

(b) an immovable property requiring optional registration

(c) a movable property requiring no registration

(d) a movable property requiring compulsory registration.

76. Release of his share/interest in the partnership property by a partner, in favour of other partners is

(a) a movable property requiring compulsory registration being in the nature of gift

(b) a movable property requiring no registration

(c) an immovable property requiring compulsory registration

(d) either (a) or (c).

77. The Indian Registration Act, 1908 came into force on

(a) 30-9-1908

(b) 31-12-1908

(c) 01-01-1909

(d) 01-04-1909

78. The Indian Registration Act, 1908, is applicable to the whole of India except

(a) the State of Jammu & Kashmir

(b) the North-Eastern States

(c) the State of Sikkim

(d) all the above.

79. 'India' has been defined in the Indian Registration Act, 1908, under

(a) section 2(6)

(b) section 2(6A)

(c) section 2(10)

(d) section 3.

80. 'India' has been defined under section 2(6A) of the Indian Registration Act, 1908, as

(a) means the territory of India including the places situate outside India under the authority of the Government of India

(b) means the territory of India including the State of Jammu and Kashmir

(c) means the territory of India excluding the State of Jammu and Kashmir

(d) the territory of India excluding places situate outside India under the authority of the Government of India.

81. The Indian Registration Act, 1908 defines immovable property, under

(a) section 2(2)

(b) section 2(4)

(c) section 2(6A)

(d) section 2(6)

82. 'Lease' has been defined in the Indian Registration Act, 1908, under

(a) , section 2(3)

(b) section 2(5)

(c) section 2(7)

(d) section 2(8)

83. Under section 2(9) of the Indian Registration Act, 1908, defines movable property as

(a) property of every description except immovable property

(b) movable property includes standing timber, growing crops and grass, fruit upon and juices in trees and property of every description except immovable property

(c) 'movable property' includes standing trees, growing crops and grass, and property of every other description, except immovable property

(d) 'movable property' includes fruit upon and juice in trees and property of every other description, except immovable property.

84. Which of the following is an immovable property within the meaning of section 2(6) of the Indian Registration Act, 1908

(a) rights to ferries

(b) rights to lights

(c) rights to ways

(d) all the above.

85. Right of taking or running water from a river, under the Indian Registration Act, 1908 is

(a) an immovable property

(b) a lease

(c) movable property

(d) either (b) or (c)

86. Which of the following is an immovable property within the meaning of section 2(6) of the Indian Registration Act, 1908, as benefit arising out of land

(a) a transfer of future rents in respect of land

(b) a transfer of rents which have already accrued

(c) both (a) and (b)

(d) neither (a) nor (b).

87. Section 123 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 is

(a) an exception to section 17(l)(a) of the Indian Registration Act, 1908

(b) supplemental to section 17(l)(a) of the Indian Registration Act, 1908

(c) an exception to section 17(l)(b) of the Indian Registration Act, 1908

(d) supplemental to section 17(l)(b) of the Indian Registration Act, 1908.

88. A registered document relating to a property takes precedence over the unregistered document relating to the same property under

(a) Section 49 of the Registration Act

(b) Section 50 of the Registration Act

(c) Section 51 of the Registration Act

(d) Section 52 of the Registration Act.

89. In which among the following cases, the Supreme Court held that Registration of Will did not dispense with need of proving execution and attestation of it?

(a) Bhagat Ram v. Suresh (2004)

(b) Archana Kumar v. Benu Kumar (2003)

(c) Bikash Bora v. Anil Gupta (2002)

(d) Chunni Lai v.Munni Lai (2001).

90. The Registrar and Sub-Registrar can receive a document at the residence of a person desiring to present the document for registration. The statement is?

(a) true

(b) false

(c) only Registrar can receive

(d) only Sub-Registrar can receive.


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